The resulting effects of a traumatic event are as unique and varied as the individual who experiences it. The level of distress is always subjective and not based upon objective facts of an event or psychologically toxic environment. It is always important to remember that each person may experience the same traumatic event differently, and most recover well independently or with therapeutic support.
However, some people do experience more long-term difficulties and problems as a result of trauma, perhaps even in a delayed fashion. The latter may depend of the level of fear and helplessness a person may feel as a result of the trauma. No one experiencing or recovering from trauma is “wrong” in the way they may be feeling or coping with it. Some individuals may find they require additional outside support throughout their healing process. For some people, this may include a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may be indicated when symptoms persist for a lengthy period of time.
TMS Therapy May Provide Relief From Traumatic Events
When it becomes important to seek outside support in dealing with a traumatic event, talk therapy and/or anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants may provide the bridge to healing a person needs. Yet, when these prove ineffective in managing trauma-related symptoms, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy may provide the best solution.
In particular, TMS therapy is gaining increased attention for its success in treating individuals living with PTSD. This psychological disorder alters a person’s brain, which changes the way they interact with the world around them. Nearly anyone of any age can develop PTSD, including children. Most importantly, PTSD is not a sign of weakness. It is a treatable medical condition.
TMS therapy is an FDA-approved procedure that painlessly revitalizes areas of the brain responsible for mood control, while it improves communication within the central nervous system. It has already proven effective for many people living with a variety of other major depressive and anxiety disorders that have been resistant to prescription medications and other traditional therapies. The TMS Therapy Global Network is ready to help you get answers and learn more about TMS therapy.
Types of Trauma
There are considered to be several categories of trauma. According to Psychology Today, these include the following:
Acute trauma generally refers to the intense distress experienced immediately after a one-time traumatic event. Yet, acute trauma does not necessarily mean the resulting distress is short-lived. For some, acute trauma begins a years-long journey with coping strategies and ongoing support. Examples of acute trauma may include auto accidents, physical or sexual assault, witnessing a violent incident, military events, or experiencing the unexpected death of a loved one.
Chronic trauma can happen as a result of prolonged, harmful, or dangerous events that are repeated over time. Many experiences this type of trauma may be made to feel it is their fault. Chronic trauma may result due to things like persistent bullying, childhood neglect, abuse (emotional, physical, or sexual), and ongoing domestic violence.
Complex trauma can arise from experiencing repeated or multiple traumatic events from which the individual feels they are trapped without hope for escape. This sense can undermine a person’s sense of safety in general and as a result may be exhausted by a feeling of constant expectation or vigilance that something bad may happen.
Get The Help You Need
Nearly everyone will experience a range of emotions and reactions following a traumatic event, and most people recover from these incidents without assistance. Yet, individuals who continue to experience difficulties that interfere with personal relationships and daily routines may be diagnosed with PTSD. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people in the United States will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.
At TMS Therapy Louisville, we use a top-of-the-line, FDA-approved device to direct magnetic energy pulses to the brain’s prefrontal cortex. TMS is a non-invasive, in-office procedure, and takes as little as three minutes, depending on the frequency, intensity, and range of stimulation needed. No post-treatment recovery time is required and patients may return to daily routines immediately following a session.
Other Benefits of TMS Therapy Include:
- Reduction in the emotional effects of depression
- Greater control of anxiety symptoms
- No sedation or medication – individual remains awake and alert during treatment
- Non-invasive – nothing is inserted or implanted into the body
If you are coping with long-term emotional difficulties as a result of trauma, we encourage you to seek treatment through your medical provider. If talk therapy and medication prove unsuccessful in managing your symptoms, TMS therapy may be right for you.
To ensure TMS therapy is right for you, talk to your doctor and request an appointment with TMS Therapy Global Network today. If you are suffering with trauma-related anxiety, depression, or PTSD, we are here to help you feel better. TMS is now covered by most private insurance plans along with Medicare and Tricare